im confused about 5x5 routines and was wondering how i would do that for my chest?
what im confused bout:
can you do a 5x5 for bench and then to incline or do you do just one exercise to target that muscle?
rest time in between sets & exercises
how many exercises a day
i appreciate the help
o and i cant find madcows 5x5 anywhere? im sure it would help alot can someone post a link?
Thread: 5x5 chest routine
08-02-2010, 12:06 PM #1
5x5 chest routine
Last edited by zfootball7; 08-02-2010 at 12:15 PM.
08-02-2010, 12:17 PM #2
08-02-2010, 12:21 PM #3
When working a specific muscle group you most definitely want to do multiple exercises to work that muscle. I would recommend 5x5 on flat bench and then on incline/decline/db flys you want to get somewhere in the 8-12 rep range with 3 sets. As for how many exercises per session you want to do 3-4 for each muscle is enough without over working the muscle.
As for rest time between sets I would shoot for atleast 1 minute but no more than 2 minutes.
08-02-2010, 12:21 PM #4
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